Alex Smith has over fifteen years diverse experience across the music industry and wider creative industries. He is the current Programme Executive for XpoNorth (previously goNORTH), Scotland’s largest conference and showcase festival for the creative industries. The event has attracted some of the most influential UK and international industry representatives, produced cooperations with a cross-reach of major national and international music industry associations and organisations and showcased some of the most exciting acts to have emerged from the Scottish and wider national and international music scene in recent years. He also manages a range of sector support programmes for creative businesses and is a board member of The Scottish Music Industry Association.